William Peters (journalist)
William Ernest Peters Jr. (July 30, 1921 – May 20, 2007) was an award-winning American journalist and documentary filmmaker who frequently covered race relations in the United States. His 1956 Redbook magazine article "Our Weapon Is Love" introduced the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. and the philosophy of nonviolent resistance to the nation.
Peters won Peabody Awards for his 1963 CBS Reports documentary Storm Over the Supreme Court, his 1967 documentary Africa, 1970's Eye of the Storm, and 1976 Suddenly an Eagle. His 1985 documentary A Class Divided, a sequel to Eye of the Storm, aired on PBS Frontline and won an Emmy Award. He also wrote several books, including The Southern Temper in 1959 and "For Us the Living", a book about Medgar Evers co-authored with Myrlie Evers (widow of Medgar Evers) in 1967. In 1964, Peters began work on CBS Reports: The Homosexuals with the approval of CBS News head Fred W. Friendly, although the program was not completed and aired until 1967.
- Fox, margalit (May 14, 2007). William Peters, 85, Journalist Who Examined Race in U.S.. New York Times
- William Peters at the Internet Movie Database
- William Peters, 85; writer examined U.S. race relations  Jocelyn Y. Stewart, May 27, 2007
- Letter from Martin Luther King, Jr. to William Peters  25 April 1956
- William Peters, 85, Journalist Who Examined Race in U.S.  Margalit Fox, May 24, 2007
- A Class Divided  Frontline PBS
- CBS Reports 1959-1967 
- Filibuster – Birth Struggle of a Law (script)  Broadcast March 18, 1964.
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